Orange Dominicana Launches Kodiak Visual Voice SMS
SAN RAMON, Calif. – National telecommunications provider Orange Dominicana has deployed the Kodiak Visual Voice SMS service from Kodiak Networks across the Dominican Republic, making it the first commercial deployment of the Kodiak Networks Visual Voice SMS (VSMS) technology worldwide.
Using the Kodiak Visual Voice SMS application, Orange customers can send one-to-one voice messages from their existing mobile phone to any mobile in the Dominican Republic by dialing Star plus the mobile number. VSMS recipients can receive SMS alerts and retrieve messages while at home or roaming abroad. Messages may be up to 20 seconds in length and are billed on a per-message basis.
“The power of the Kodiak Visual Voice SMS application is in its simplicity, speed, and use of the spoken word. Hearing a person say a message carries all of the emotional content a simple SMS cannot deliver. Our research has clearly shown that customers place a higher value on VSMS over basic SMS text messaging,” said F. Craig Farrill, president and CEO of Kodiak Networks.